Morning Shave: Kicking off Spring Right

Spring sunset at the Jefferson Memorial, things are finally getting warm enough to start enjoying the sites and sights again.

Spring sunset at the Jefferson Memorial, things are finally getting warm enough to start enjoying the sites and sights again.

After a long, snowy winter spring seems to have finally arrived in Virginia.  After a week of blooming the blossoms are starting to fall off the trees, giving way to vibrant green leaves and sprouts.  The weather has been gorgeous, cool enough for a light jacket or hoodie in the morning but mid seventies by the afternoon.  Things are looking nice.

So nice in fact, that we haven’t turned on the heater or air conditioner in at least a week.  Last night we left the windows open, and this morning were treated to a nice, cool home with the sounds of birds outside.  And traffic, but hey, you take what you can get.

I’ve been using Proraso heavily lately as my Col. Conk’s shave soap is nearly worn through the puck, but I thought this morning called for a change.  Lathering up I was treated to the refreshing scent of bayrum, something I’ve grown to love.  I prefer Col. Conk’s to Proraso, while it takes slightly longer to mix the result is a thicker, silkier, longer lasting lather.  With a new Feather razor blade two passes and a splash of spice aftershave left me feeling great.

 The shave wasn’t quite as close as it might have been, I decided to experiment some with the blade angle and the change just wasn’t as good as the previous angle had been getting.  Good to know, it’ll be helpful for future shaves.

Now I’m enjoying a quiet Sunday morning with my feet kicked up, spending time with my best friend before she heads to Utah to help with her sister’s wedding.  Life is good.

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